witticisms by Jess Witty

August 14, 2013

Mighty Oak

 
I love a good twist on a set :)
 
It's release week at Papertrey Ink and we're back today to feature some of this month's latest and greatest happenings.  {It'll all be available at Papertrey Ink starting tomorrow.} 
 
And today's feature? 
Mighty Oak.
Instantly classic but with a modern twist and one of my favorite coverplates ever.
 
I'm working my way backwards today and starting with a creative twist on Mighty Oak.  It has lots of sweet leaf images to play with.  My initial thoughts when coming up with non-traditional uses were campfire flames... fish (just add a tiny triangle to the end)... and spooky eyeballs.
 
Winner!

 

A few rhinestones in the centers and one of the new Bubble Talk die cuts bring it all together. 
The stripes definitely keep it interesting ;)

I admit...
the stripes are totally stolen from this Ikea rug...


Which is soon to be appearing in the boys' bedroom right above me :)

Seriously, bold cardstock stripes... try it, you'll love it.


But back to Mighty Oak...


I'll go a little more traditional (but still with a modern twist) this time :)

Can I just tell you how much I love Mighty Oak and its matching cover plate?
Such a cool look.

I had lots of ideas for this one... I finally had to make myself settle down into just one. 


I decided to show the Mighty Oak set and cover plate paired with some patterned paper.  The paper shows through the die cut leaves... love those fall colors next to the white. 

I wanted to keep it feeling cool, so I die cut the tree image from cork.  Once it was stamped I just slipped it into the die cut opening on the panel above.  A simple change, but I love how much texture and warmth the cork adds. 


Sidenote... doesn't this coverplate work well for a 3.5x5" cardThe coverplate is the standard, slightly larger than A2 size, but the die cut trims down and works well for smaller cards, too. 


There's more Mighty Oak magic to be seen with the rest of the team today so check 'em out...

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders {sorry, folks... Dani is without her PTI box thus far and is thus on an impromptu PTI vacation for the moment :)  }

And I'll be back with your favorite big release in review post tomorrow!
In the meantime, let me know what you think of Mighty Oak...
 


{Boo} card
Supplies not available now but available 8/15: 
Stamps - Mighty Oak
Die -  Bubble Talk, Mighty Oak coverplate
Supplies available now:
CS - White, True Black, Smokey Shadow
Ink - VersaMark; Summer Sun (SU)
Other - rhinestones

{Two Roads} card
Supplies not available now but available 8/15: 
Stamps - Mighty Oak
Die - Mighty Oak coverplate
Supplies available now:
CS - White
PP - Basic Grey
Ink - Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate
Other - cork sheets

24 comments:

June K said...

Jess, I absolutely love both your cards. That Halloween card is so trendy. What a great idea to use the leaves for eyes. I like how your used the patterned paper under the cover plate on your second card. BTW, I like the rug.

heart said...

Stunning!

Leigh Penner said...

I just love your creativity and those spooky eyes, Jess!
And that coverplate looks gorgeous.... I think I need to add that to my cart!

PiecesByEmily said...

Wow Jessica!! Turning oak leaves into a set of spooky eys... GENIUS!

Anonymous said...

Jessica, I would love to see more of your amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Cathy M.

Deepti said...

The Halloween card is simply genius :) love it

artful-notions said...

Cat eye card,sweet! Great pattern paper choice for the tree card. Looks like a watercolor. The tree set is a must have!

JeanFB said...

Oh these projects are so very clever! Fabulous!

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning!

Bev said...

Love the spooky eyes! So creative and fun. Love the colors of your tree n leaves.

Teresa W. said...

So clever to use the leave as spooky eyes! Such fun card. Love it.

Michele W said...

The spooky eyes are so clever. I'm picturing a black card with multiple pairs of eyes and a Halloween sentiment. Hmmm.....

Anonymous said...

leafs for cat eyes...what a great idea@ Love someone that thinks outside the box.
Linda Gibb

bbunch said...

You have made the leaves of Mighty Oak & Cover Plate so adaptable. Loved the "Boo" card!

Helen L said...

Your Boo card is brilliant!! Such a fun thing to do with the leaves! :-) And the other card is beautiful!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

TLady said...

WOW JESS!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE how you THINK OUT OF THE BOX!!!!! LOOOOOOVE those SPOOKY EYES!!:) TOOOO CUTE!!!!!;) (I THINK that spook is a jail bird!) LOL AND your Great Oak Card is STUNNING with your designer paper & cork!!!!!! I TOO, THINK THIS WILL BE A CLASSIC!!!!!!!:)

merryf said...

Love your Oak card, the tree looks like it's glowing! And the quote -- oh man it's one of my absolute favorites!

Katherine said...

Your "boo" card totally made me smile... I loved the tree projects the other designers had on the PTI blog, but yours was fresh surprise! The BW is nice,too. Would love to feature your Boo card on upcoming post for blog for PaperCraftersLibrary here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ Let me know if you don't want to be featured.

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, awesome job! That paterned paper looks so gorgeous and rich, and though it's hard to see in a photo, I can totally imagine how great the trunk would look in cork. Your spooky eyes are genius, too. I had imagined the leaves making fantastic flower petals, but eyes hadn't crossed my mind.

Grace said...

Love the eyes. Beautiful cards

Susan Gosman said...

Love those eyes - er, leaves! Thanks for a wonderful inspiration,

Lilian said...

You always think outside the box. Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

jintyoo7 said...

Totally wonderful :)

Unknown said...

I just can'T get over the amazing use of this mighty Oak die and plate ....truly amazing!!! Must have me one...